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Iridium + KVH... Seamless On The Seas (this is big)

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January 11, 2012

Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) and KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq:KVHI) now have an agreement to offer....
....the first-ever, fully global, seamless broadband satellite communications service for the maritime market. Under the agreement, KVH will offer an integrated service package that combines its mini-VSAT Broadband(sm) service and the Iridium OpenPort® broadband service. The combined offering will deliver the maritime industry the first seamless, truly global, broadband connectivity, helping mariners connect in ways never before thought possible.... http://www.satnews.com/cgi-bin/story.cgi?number=942703274

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Iridium and KVH Team to Provide First Seamless Global Broadband Maritime Satellite Communications Service

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) and KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq:KVHI) announce an agreement to offer the first-ever, fully global, seamless broadband satellite communications service for the maritime market. Under the agreement, KVH will offer an integrated service package that combines its mini-VSAT BroadbandSM service and the Iridium OpenPort® broadband service. The combined offering will deliver the maritime industry the first seamless, truly global, broadband connectivity, helping mariners connect in ways never before thought possible.

"We are enthusiastic that KVH is our first distribution partner to launch Iridium's new VSAT companion service offering," said Greg Ewert, executive vice president, global distribution channels, Iridium. "We have optimized the Iridium OpenPort system to seamlessly integrate with a vessel's VSAT platform.  The VSAT/Iridium solution eliminates the coverage gaps, data-rate limitations and comparatively high prices of other L-band mobile satellite service providers."

The integrated shipboard system will use common below-deck user........ http://www.4-traders.com/news/Iridium-and-KVH-Team-to-Provide-First-Seamless-Global-Broadband-Maritime-Satellite-Communications-Se--13965769/